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Avengers Director Joss Whedon Takes Over Justice League

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Zack Snyder’s contributions to the DC extended universe have been mercilessly criticized. He is known for his dark, cartoony settings and abundant lens flares. While pretty much all DC films since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy have been disappointments to many fans, some argue that Zack Snyder is single-handedly to blame. Enthusiasts ridicule Snyder for…

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The Mandela Effect May Prove Alternative Realities! (VIDEO)

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A crazy phenomenon has taken over the internet recently called the Mandela Effect. The story goes like this: many non-millennials remember South African president Nelson Mandela dying in prison almost 40 years ago. In reality, he died less than 5 years ago. The memories get so spooky that many people claim they watched his entire…

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Avril Lavigne Died And Was Replaced By A Lookalike??

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Ever since Avril Lavigne’s split with Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger in 2015, it is pretty rare that a story floats around with her name involved. But its existence isn’t the only thing surprising about the news forming around the Canadian popstar. For the past decade, fans have been speculating that the original Avril Lavigne…

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Japanese High School Students Hatch Chicken Without An Egg! (VIDEO)

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Scientists around the world have tackled the concept of hatching a fertilized chicken egg without a shell. The idea is that witnessing the development of a chicken fetus without the shell blocking our view would allow scientists to view the entire process—from the first heart beat to a chirping bird. It would allow them to…

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Climber Gets Stranded On Tallest Mountain In Canada

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Mount Logan in British Columbia is the tallest mountain in the country, and second tallest in the continent. The stunning peak looms at 5,959 meters tall, almost 4 miles. The temperatures seep extremely low, it plateaus at around negative seventeen degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. In the winter, however, it is dangerous. A frightening negative…

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Scientists Create Human-Pig Hybrid!! (VIDEO)

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Every day, hundreds of new people are added to the national list in need of an organ. Many die while waiting for these organs. Scientists ponder certain questions every day. What if the injured and ill no longer need to wait? What if instead of relying on a donor, you could grow the needed organ…

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New Hidden Messages Discovered In Kendrick Lamar’s Damn.! (VIDEO)

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Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, Damn., dropped on Good Friday this year. Immediately following its anticipated release, many theories formed as to possible hidden messages of the album. Based on Kendrick’s fictional death in the first track, his devote Christianity, the “M” of Damn. stylistically appearing to be devil horns, hints in “The Heart Part…

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Honey Bees Are MUCH Smarter Than You Think! (VIDEO)

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Honey bees are known to be natural scavengers and calculated gatherers. They are vital pollinators that many species rely on globally. Many of us, however, view these insects as somewhat mindless, drawn by their senses and instinct alone. This, of course, is far from the truth. Not only do honey bees live in a rigidly…

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Atlanta Rapper Russ Is Single Handedly Changing The Music Industry

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As the years go by, traditional labels in the music industry mean less and less. A prime example of this is Chance the Rapper, who not only got his fame through releasing free mixtapes through the self-made collective SAVEMONEY, but swears by this method. Making his money exclusively from merchandise and tours and not from…

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Vancouver Scientists Discover A Complex Language Between Plants!

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In 1997, a study by the University of British Columbia, led by Suzanne Simard, discovered that certain trees—namely douglas fir and paper birch—can transfer carbon (used in the trees’ photosynthetic and respiratory processes) between them via mycelia (underground fungus). Since then, scientists globally have discovered the exchange of nitrogen and phosphorus through the same method.…

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Logic’s New Album Makes A Powerful Statement

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This month spawned the release of Maryland rapper Logic’s third studio album, Everybody. These days, it’s challenging to come across a new hip-hop album that doesn’t have SOME allusion to social injustice and the struggle against political oppression (this idea is further explored in the analysis of Joey Bada$$’s All American Bada$$). Needless to say,…

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Scientists Discover Black Death In Siberia!

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It is no secret that climate change is causing the recession of desolate permafrost all over the world. This is releasing many things that have been frozen for centuries. Some of them are fun, like methane gas, which recreationalists have used to create natural explosives. Some of them are not so fun, like the more-than-likely…

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A Hidden Message Reveals The Name Of Logic’s Final Album!!

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Logic’s second studio album, The Incredible True Story, follows fictional characters Quentin Thomas and William Kai as they adjourn to Paradise, a literal planet capsulizing the fulfillment of humanity’s environment. While they fly, they listen to The Incredible True Story, making comments on society as a whole in the process. The concept of Everybody (released…

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Chile Is Creating The Greatest Road Trip OF ALL TIME!

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The Chilean government has put the greatest road trip in the world into development. It will be 1,500 miles long, take weeks to drive, and connect to 17 national parks. That’s right. 17. It will also bring explorers closer to Chile’s harshest forests, fjords, glaciers, volcanoes, and mountains. This road, molded straight from an adventurer’s…

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Watch Trump’s First 100 Days in 360 Seconds! (Spoiler Alert: They Sucked) (VIDEO)

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President Trump is known for his boastful claims. One of his most recent, since his 100-day mark, is that he has done more than any president since World War II. While this may be true, not-so-arguably the executive orders pressing to lay the groundwork to repeal the affordable care act, build a 1,900-mile wall through…

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Harvard Funds Earth-Altering Climate Change Combat (VIDEO)

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Unless your head is buried under a foot of sand or you are Donald J. Trump, you understand that climate change is a huge problem facing our world today. The most obvious approach to solving it is switching our current fossil-fuel energy sources to non-fossil fuel. This is of course ideal, albeit problematic. In its…

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Japanese Puffer Fish Leave Giant Mysterious Crop Circles (VIDEO)

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In 1995, Japanese scientists began to notice intricate designs in the sand, some up to 7 feet in diameter. Where did these crops circles come from? Aliens? For nearly 20 years, this has been a mystery. Recently, the answer was found: Japanese puffer fish. Even more recently this phenomenon was caught on film. These meticulous…

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Semi-Truck Hits Nissan And Drags It On The Freeway! (VIDEO)

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Next time someone cuts you off on the freeway and you think that they are the dumbest person on the planet, consider yourself lucky. Last week in California a semi-truck hauling 50,000 pounds of carrots attempted to switch lanes to move around a slow truck in front. It did so successfully with only one fault:…

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Famous Swiss Mountain Climber Dies On Everest

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Ueli “The Swiss Machine” Steck is the world’s foremost agile mountain climber. His accomplishments—including his triumph to the north face of the Eiger in the Bernese Alps in under 3 hours and receiving the Piolet D’or (the highest honor in mountaineering) TWICE—speak for themselves. Last year, Steck was mountaineering on Shishapangma in Tibet, when he…

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Christian Bale Just Made Trump Look Like A FOOL! (VIDEO)

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Terry George’s The Promise, released to American audiences this week, is about a tense love triangle during the Armenian genocide. Christian Bale, playing a reporter of the Associated Press, sat with The Daily Beast recently to promote the film. Neither Bale nor the reporter could get around the startling parallels of Ottoman tyrannical leadership and…

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You Won’t Believe What Kendrick Lamar’s Mom Said About His New Album

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Now that some dust has settled around Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, DAMN., it is time to set it in a more analytical light. The album, of course, tackles topics such as being a king among kings, duality in right and wrong, and duality in what’s “cool.” Kendrick returns with his trademark unparalleled storytelling capability,…

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Joey Bada$$ Calls Out Donald Trump In New Album!

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These days, it is challenging to come across a new hip-hop album that doesn’t have SOME allusion to social injustice and the struggle against political oppression. More often, it’s not even that subtle. Numerous artists (Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Vic Mensa) have conceptualized entire projects on this idea. So when Joey Bada$$ released his album title—All…

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Outraged Pelican ATTACKS A Drone, Sends It Spiraling To The Ground (VIDEO)

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On March 30, a video quickly spread. With one watch you will be chanting “Duck!” …But it’s not a duck. As Marlin so charmingly put in Finding Nemo, that’s a pelican. The video—filmed on Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica—depicts a pelican not-so-charmingly crashing into a drone camera head on. The drone is quickly jolted…

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Crazy Theory About Kendrick Lamar’s New Album!!

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Last Friday, Kendrick Lamar dropped the highly anticipated album DAMN. Within hours of its first listeners, fans started creating theories about the hidden messages of the album. One of these theories, however, was so detailed it couldn’t be fake. Or so was believed. The theory goes like this: Damn., dropped on Good Friday, would be…

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Trump’s New Budget Cuts Hurt More Struggling Americans

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Recently President Trump proposed an outline to cut the budget of the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, a federal organization which grants air travel to small communities neglected by major airlines due to insufficient profit. The reason for doing so is because the program costs over $250 million annually, all from taxpayers. Further, many people…

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Coachella Still Dealing With Consequences Of Anti-LGBTQ Donations

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Coachella recently released its 2017 lineup. So, of course, the unrest of Philip Anschutz’s past donations to anti-LGBTQ foundations once again began stirring. Anschutz has come out on numerous occasions to multiple publications claiming the donations were a mistake—that such hyperbolic reports were simply fake news. Once these reports became viral, he and his team…

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You Won’t Believe Some Of These Real Urban Outfitters Clothing Items

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Oh, Urban Outfitters. We love your artsy, kitschy, casual products which fancy the attention of the offbeat who cut mainstream appeal. What we don’t love, however, is your exponentially sprouting offensiveness. While more of these products are being added to the line year by year, here are some of the most damaging ones in the…

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Transporting Lemonade, Mind-Altering Electricity, And Other Crazy Futuristic Tech Coming In 2017 (VIDEO)

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If you aren’t already aware, humanity has recently embarked on the technological wonder that is web 3.0—meaning we have officially graduated from 1.0 and 2.0. 1.0, of course, refers to the internet prior to 1999. It mantles the transition between the international database used only for military personnel to the early days of search engines…

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Gucci Mane’s New Autobiography Reveals The Truth Behind Conspiracies!!

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Since his September, 2016 release date from prison, Gucci Mane has—needless to say—been grinding. He not only released his 10th studio album, The Return of East Atlanta Santa, but he released the title and a solid TBA on an 11th. What truly has followers on the edge of their seats, however, is his announcement of…

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Climate Change Creates Natural Explosives In Siberia (VIDEO)

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The Yamal Peninsula of Siberia is a desolate wasteland, frozen solid and mostly still from life itself. The region, coated in a thick layer of permafrost, has been dubbed the “Sleeping Land” because of its unmoving nature. The ice is so thick, in fact, the whole area has been characterized by this inhabitable nature. However,…

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Michael Jackson is Gucci Mane?? (VIDEO)

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Since his 2016 release from prison, countless conspiracy theories have been pitched circulating Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane. Fans immediately noticed something was off about GuWop—he returned 50 pounds thinner, his hair and beard had grown out, his teeth were pearly white, and it seemed as though he had purposely altered his fashion, mannerisms, and speech.…

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The First Flying Car Is Officially On The Market! (VIDEO)

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Imagine cruising on the road in a 2-person sports car, needing a quick getaway. You curve into the nearest alley, press a button, and fly out of there in a helicopter traveling 112 miles per hour. No; this isn’t a Batman comic. Pal-V, the Dutch vehicle manufacturer, has made such a car. And you can…

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Otters Are Amazing Jugglers (VIDEO)

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It is no surprise that animals have some pretty whacky talents. These include the axolotl salamander’s ability to mend wounds immediately, the octopus’s ability to mimic other creatures’ movements, or even the hippopotamus—who can secrete a blood-sweat to protect their skin from the sun. The latest animal in the scientific spotlight, however, is the otter—more…

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Trump Is Trying To Axe Vital Service Organizations (VIDEO)

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Since its beginning during the Clinton Administration, AmeriCorps has recruited over a million people who have worked a collective BILLION hours in disaster restoration, low-income development, education, environmental conservation, financial projects, etc., etc., etc. The White House budget has just drafted a list of programs to axe in order to cut federal spending. CNCS—the umbrella…

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Armed Robber Get’s What Is Coming To Him (VIDEO)

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A hooded man barged into Lotions & Lace, a sex shop in San Bernardino, California recently. He was aggressive and requested all of the money from the register. Little did he know, he just brought a gun to a dildo fight. A fake gun, that is. Despite the shocking surveillance footage, the cashier, Amy, apparently…

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Seal Jumps On Boat To Escape Killer Whale Frenzy (VIDEO)

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Off the coast of Vancouver, Canada, Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions routinely takes tourists out to the depths of frenzying killer whales. Recently, however, they served less as a excursion guide and more as a solace for a straggling stranger. In the middle a pod of 12 Orcas, Nick Templeman (the host of Campbell)…

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Man Sleeps With Over 1,000 Cars! (VIDEO)

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Meet Edward Smith, now 67, who is a proud mechaphile—meaning he is sexually attracted to machines. His is honored to admit his sexual endeavors have included mustangs and jaguars. One of his most prominent accomplishments, however, is when he made love to the helicopter used in the 1980s TV show Airwolf. It all started when…

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Man Gets Hit By Truck, News Reporter Does Nothing (VIDEO)

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A video surfaced recently depicting a man who was just hit by a commercial semi-truck in El Salvador. The man lies on the ground, rocking in pain. The reason the clip went viral, however, is the behavior of the news reporter. Soon after he was hit, he was rushed to by TVO NOTICIAS, a local…

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Hayao Miyazaki Comes Out Of Retirement For Final Film

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Hayao Miyazaki, the mastermind behind beloved films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Ponyo, shocked the world in 2013 with the declaration of his retirement following the year’s release of The Wind Rises. Miyazaki, 72, co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985—generations across the globe have grown up and cherished these films. At an Oscar…

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Feminist Trevor Noah Reshapes Stand-Up Comedy (VIDEO)

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Yesterday was the debut of Trevor Noah’s new stand-up special, Afraid of the Dark, and it is pretty great. He manages to bring his trademark sophistication and empathy apparent on The Daily Show and brings it to a colloquial and personal setting, returning to the familiarity of 2013’s African American. It seems stand-up is traditionally…

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NASA Discovers A Big Secret Growing In Mexican Crystal Caves (VIDEO)

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The Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico is full of crystals thicker than tree trunks. It’s also radically absent of sunlight, insufferably acidic, and well over a hundred degrees on its coldest day. To say it is considered inhabitable is an understatement. It’s also false. NASA scientists have just discovered microbial life forms asleep in this…

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The Forgotten Child, Tiffany Trump, Rescued By Whoopi Goldberg (VIDEO)

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Elle Magazine’s senior fashion editor, Nikki Oggunaike tweeted that she and other editors changed their seats so they weren’t near the first daughter Tiffany Trump. On ABC’s The View, different moderators tackled the event from just about every angle imaginable during last week’s panel. It seems unfair to attack the child of the president who…

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Crazy Poison Dart Frog Discovered!

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After years of genetic study, the Amarakaeri poison frog of Peru has been determined a new species. It caught the attention of the scientific community because of its distinct croak and its curiously dark body highlighted with two sleek, orange stripes. Beyond that, the traditional markings on its legs—present in all other poison frogs—are missing.…

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Saudi Birds Need Passports To Fly

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Last month, a curious photo was shared to Reddit with the caption: My captain friend sent me this photo. Saudi prince bought ticket for his 80 hawks. This, of course, begs several questions. Why does someone have a need for 80 birds of prey? Where are they going? What did they order from the service…

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Model Delivers Mass Oral Sex For Political Cause

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Last December, the people of Italy voted whether to amend the Italian Constitution, shifting the power of the Italian Parliament as well as several other administrations in the government. Due to some hard campaign work, the referendum did not pass. But just how hard did the people of Italy try to prevent the rise of…

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Riots Form Following Super Bowl Results

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On Monday, February 6, mobs of people gathered on Washington to protest the results of the Super Bowl from the previous night. While nearly 500,000 people showed up to march on Washington, an estimated 5 million joined the fight worldwide. To discover why the world erupted with such potent anger following the Super Bowl results,…

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This Drug Will Take Over Your Mind (VIDEO)

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Wizards from a faraway land have harnessed the Devil’s breath, utilizing is magical capabilities to zombify bystanders. The breath can wipe a victim’s memory clean and control their mind. Legends have depicted aggressors using the drug to rape, force victims to withdraw money, and even have them oblige to having an organ removed. They dwell…

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Big Sean Takes Hip-Hop In A New Direction

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Big Sean is a man of many catchphrases—“Sean Don,” “straight up,” “finally famous.” Many taglines—“look,” “brrr,” “uhhhh.”  Many recurring characters in his songs—Ashley… Lisa… Kanye. Is there room for growth? Is he capable of something… more? Something just as catchy, iconic, and purposeful? Well, he tried. Whether it is better or worse, here are 4…

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Countless Mastiffs Slaughtered In Beijing

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Imagine the most divine, prestigious dog with luscious fur and an ominous presence. You are probably thinking of a Tibetan mastiff. Mastiffs are independent and intelligent. They have a low, gravelly bark and fur that keeps them through long winters. They are fierce and beautiful like a jungle cat, yet reserved and loving like a…

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